Knipex Tools introduced a series of angled pliers and cutters.
The German-made Orbis angled pliers and cutters feature an innovative 25-degree comfort angle that makes the tool a natural extension of the user’s hand, according to the manufacturer.
The 25-degree, 8-in., angled, long-nose pliers features three different-sized pulling grooves, preserving a tight grip when holding or pulling round items.
“Nothing is more frustrating than reaching into a tight place and pulling a spring or other round object and having it slip out of the long nose pliers. These pulling grooves make this task so much easier and less stressful,” said Alan Sipe, president and general manager, Knipex Tools.
Arlington Heights, Ill.-based Knipex Tools LP is the North American sales and marketing organization of Knipex‐Werk.
The 25-degree, 7 ½-in., angled combination pliers are designed with a greater gripping surface for a steady and consistent grip on pipes and connections. The serrated tips provide a consistent grip during detailed work to produce optimal results.
For tough, continuous use, the 25-degree 7-in. angled diagonal cutter has a high-leverage design, which allows for 30 percent more cutting power. Similar to the angled long nose and angled combination pliers, the diagonal cutter’s induction-hardened cutting edges cut any hard wire, piano wire and ACSR, in addition to copper and aluminum.
The 25-degree 8 ¾-in. angled cable cutter produces clean cuts on aluminum cables, single and multiple wires, including soft copper up to 2/0 AWG without crushing or deformation. To provide safe operation the angled cable cutter is equipped with a locking mechanism when the tool is not in use.